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october 2008

Columbia Basin College...
Columbia Basin College is one of Pasco’s biggest institutions both physically and economically. It employs six hundred people and serves over 7,000 people every academic quarter. The higher education landscape is changing around the Tri-Cities. WSUTri-Cities now offers full four-year programs and CBC will initiate its first full four-year program next September. Could the day come when a student might take their first two years of higher education at WSU-Tri-Cities, then transfer to CBC to complete a bachelor’s degree? Not likely, but not impossible… A lot that was taken for granted about the role of each institution is no longer necessarily accurate. The future of Columbia Basin College is the subject of this month’s Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting at 11:30AM on Monday, October 13th, at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel. CBC President Rich Cummins will outline some of the school’s strategy for the future and discuss some of the steps down that path to be taken in the near future. Cummins joined the Columbia Basin College staff in 1990 as a member of the English faculty. He moved to the administrative staff in 1996, working with the school’s technology and the distance
Rich Cummins President, Columbia Basin College

Future role in the community
learning program. During the 2006-07 school year he served as interim President while Dr. Lee Thornton was on sabbatical. Between those who are in school, those with children or grandchildren in school and those who rely on Columbia Basin College for ongoing education and training of their work force, a larger number of people than one might suspect have a stake in the future of Columbia Basin College. And you can learn more at this month’s Pasco Chamber luncheon.

LITTLE MIR ACLE #87

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I have a lot of people who don’t return my calls. Is this normal? How can I get to talk to them? To assure that a prospect returns a call is almost impossible. However, I have few ideas for you in Little Miracle #87, The Watering Hole. Everyone has a professional they need to meet. Some executives will not return your phone calls. Everyone you need to meet has a favorite watering hole. Search for events that they frequent. I have four suggestions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Charities they support Associations to which they belong After-hours social affairs Their favorite attitude-adjustment pub A joint effort of the Pasco, Hispanic, Hermiston and West Richland Chambers.

Board of Directors
PRESIDENT RYAN BRAULT Edward Jones 1st VICE-PRESIDENT BEN BEHEN Lucky Flowers 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT HEIDI ELLERD Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke & Shea PAST PRESIDENT DARRICK DIETRICH Basin Disposal PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEE DEBBIE BONE-HARRIS Franklin PUD DIRECTORS CARRIE CHAMBERS River Realty GLEN CLIFFORD Clifford Farms GARY CRUTCHFIELD City of Pasco LEONARD HARMS Harms Engineering ANNE KOVIS Allstate WALT NEFF Neff Ranches MELISSA NEFF-HILL Bank of Whitman CHENYN PRESTON-JOHNSON Preston Premium Wines COURTNEY STENSON Pasco School District CRAIG SUTTON BrightWeb Marketing MONICA VAN HOLLEBEKE Simplot Grower Solutions LIAISON MEMBERS DENIS AUSTIN Pasco Police ED BROST Franklin PUD RICK MILLER Franklin County SAUNDRA HILL Pasco School District JIM TOOMEY Port of Pasco JANET WRIGHT Lourdes Health Network TREASURER RONALD J. PERKINS, CPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NIKKI GERDS

PASCO CHAMBER

2008 - 2009

Building Bridges Networking Event
October 8th | 8:00-9:00 am Sanberg Event Center and Garden 331 41st Street, West Richland
To RSVP call: 547-9755

WORTH MENTIONING

Kadlec Clinic Pasco Primary Care is having its Grand Pasco Primary Care Opening on October 2nd from 4 pm to 7 pm. Clark Jennings and Associates, known regionally for agricultural and farming real estate, has expanded its residential real estate business. Watch for blue sign posts to sprout up all over the region. Franklin PUD’s Board of Commissioners named Ed Brost their new General Manager. Mediate Now has opened at 9825 Sandifur Parkway, Suite D, in Pasco. The office offers help with divorce and parenting plan agreements and relationship difficulties at work, in families and in neighborhoods.

Desert Hills Realty has moved to 6119 Burden Blvd., Suite A. More than $35,000 was raised for Columbia Industries at the fifth annual Golf Challenge in August. The event was presented by Banner Bank and held at Canyon Lakes Golf Course. Frank Fleming, MD, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon is accepting patients in the new Pasco Primary Care building, 9605 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco. Call 942-3190 for a free consultation.

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Gesa Credit Union on Road 68 is having its Grand Opening on October 23rd. Lemaster Daniels, a Spokane-based accounting firm, with an office in Kennewick is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Members wishing to contribute to this column can email news to info@pascochamber.org

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The Pasco Chamber Changing with the Times
Ryan Brault, President Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Hello! My name is Ryan Brault and I am the 2008-2009 President of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce. I am a financial advisor with Edward Jones. My home— and family, of course—and office are all here in Pasco. This is an exciting time to step up to being a part of the leadership team for the Pasco Chamber. There is a great deal of momentum from the last year and as we move into the 4th quarter of this year I am looking forward to continued growth in membership and improvement in the services that we offer. I am happy to welcome our new board members and I thank them in advance for their commitment and service to the chamber and the community. I also thank those who continue on in service on the board for their willingness to help keep that momentum growing.

I am sure that we all appreciate those who are retiring from board membership for their hard work these last couple of years. They were there to see the Chamber through some rough spots and help reverse what had been a downward trend. To them and many other strong supporters of the Chamber who worked behind the scenes this last year or two go our thanks for their positive, enthusiastic outlook from which we now benefit. The Chamber will continue to refocus and redefine itself in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. There are deep roots here…and they give us a strong foundation for continued growth, while still changing with the technology and the times to meet the needs as they in turn change. The Chamber members represent a diverse network of small businesses and professionals. They are and will continue

to be the backbone of this community— individuals and families living and working here in Pasco, Franklin County and the surrounding area. A quick note—I appreciate the responses to the membership survey contained in the previous newsletter. If you would like to participate in that and haven’t yet, I encourage you to find your copy of last month’s newsletter and do that, or send an email to the Chamber. We want to make sure that we provide the value that we hope you expect. All comments received and surveys turned in will be taken into account as we go through the process of strategic planning in upcoming board meetings. If I haven’t made this message clear yet, let me say it unambiguously: I really do want to hear from you! Thank you,

Ryan

Events | Activities | Fun things to do
“Found Missing,” an art exhibit, is showing at CBC’s Esvelt Gallery, October 1st through 23rd. 2008 Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands takes place October 4th, 8:15AM to 5:00PM, at Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium. Photographer John Clement and ceramic sculptor Rachel Dorn are showing October 7th through 31st at the Allied Arts Gallery, 89 Lee Boulevard, Richland. Northwest River Partners Members Forum “Navigating the Challenges of the River System,” hosted by Franklin PUD and Benton PUD, October 10th at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Camerata Musica presents The Baltimore Consort in concert October 11th and the Bella Musica Piano Quartet October 25th, 8:00 PM, at the Battelle Auditorium, Richland. TRIDEC’s 2008 Bridging Partnerships’ Small Business Symposium, October 15th, 10:00AM to 8:00PM , and October 16th, 7:30AM to 3:00PM, at TRAC. It’s Pasco Chamber Night October 18th, when the Tri-City Americans host the Spokane Chiefs. The puck drops at 7:05PM at the Toyota Center. Discount tickets are available to Pasco Chamber members. Columbia Basin College initiates a new program called “Agriculture and Industrial Equipment Technology” on October 20th. It consists of six sevenweek sessions and two five-week paid internships. For more information call (509) 542-4804. Women’s Expo comes up October 24th, Noon to 9:00PM and 25th, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, at TRAC.

AROUND TOWN

Members wishing to contribute to this column can e-mail news to info@pascochamber.org

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10.13.08 Membership Luncheon
Pasco Red Lion | Noon The Future of Columbia Basin College and the Community
Rich Cummins, President, Columbia Basin College The luncheon is sponsored by:

10.08 Executive Committee Meeting
Chamber Office | 11:45AM

Building Bridges Networking Event
10.27 Ag Show Committee Meeting
TRAC | 4:00PM

Sanberg Event Center & Garden, West Richland | 8:00AM

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Pasco School District/Booth Building | 11:45AM

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